Case Study – T*
– BEFORE –
“I felt blocked, my head was spinning and I felt more negativity than positivity. Looking back, I had a loss of self-confidence in a professional way.
Things that I used to do really well were going badly because of the change of roles, more stress and moving country.
- I lost my mojo.
- I couldn’t go forwards.
- I wasn’t where I expected myself to be.
- I couldn’t see the wood for the trees.
I knew the clock was ticking on my job – I had to do something to stop myself from being fired.
I’d moved from a safe job in an old-fashioned company where I’d felt confident for 10 years and moved to play with the big boys.
I wasn’t sure if I could handle it.
I knew from the start that I had to really prove myself in this new role as a trader. I was putting a lot of pressure on myself. I second-guessed every single move and I made huge financial losses.
Before, I used to be carefree and relaxed, not worrying about the outcome because I knew it would all work out fine in the end. I used to be able to handle it. But I couldn’t any more.”
– DURING –
“I reached out to you, Suzanne, after seeing a post of yours on LinkedIn that resonated with me.
We worked together for four sessions.
I was very impressed with the first session to see how open I was for hypnosis.
Then the breakthrough was when we did the deep analysis session. After that, it went “click” in my head.
I loved the whole package and the professional way you worked with me. Things just developed in my mind so that I could help myself and boom!
I liked that you didn’t tell me what to do. You held up the mirror and guided me to understand what I saw in the mirror. You helped me to help myself. This was the biggest breakthrough.
When I reflect on working with you, Suzanne, it felt like we just had a chat and everything was good again.
But I know that it was a process of a few weeks where I was thinking a lot and listening to your audios every day on the train to work.
But after the problem was gone, I was able to move on and didn’t need the audios or your help anymore.”
– HAPPY END –
“I became myself again and I got braver.
My boss told me he was happy with my work and I was able to take that on board because I was open to his feedback and felt positive and on top again.
Then at the end of the year, I turned the financial loss into a big profit.
I got a decent bonus. I will get an even bigger bonus this year. And there is a rumour that I’m in line for a big promotion!
I would definitely recommend you to people who are stuck and feel blocked, who don’t know how to move forwards and who want to get their mojo and confidence back quickly, effectively and on a long-term basis!
Now all I worry about is what to order for lunch. Essential problems, right?”
Case Study – M*
– The problem –
“I was facing a very difficult situation at work. I was told that I wasn’t doing what I should be doing and that I was too dumb. My boss wanted to bully me out of my job and I felt devastated.
Going back a long time, my general sense of safety has always been built on my financial safety so I felt that losing my job would be the worst thing that could ever happen to me.
– Deciding I needed help –
When I reached out to you, Suzanne, I felt helpless.
I couldn’t act like a full professional because I was becoming oversensitive about the situation and wanted to avoid crying when my boss talked to me. I felt threatened. I couldn’t concentrate. I had it on loop in my mind that whatever I do, it’s bad.
When I first met you, we clicked and I felt like we’d known each other for ages. I had read some of your posts and they had resonated.
I reached out to you because I was under time pressure and needed fast results. I didn’t have time to do psychotherapy for a year or two, I needed something that will change things quickly.
– The Objective –
I wasn’t under the illusion that you’d help me keep my job or get me another one.
Your job was to help me develop enough self-worth so that I could go through the process professionally, looking at the situation at work from an objective perspective rather than through the self-critical lens I had been using for years.
In the past, ten people would tell me that I’d helped them and that I was doing a great job. Then my boss would come along and tell me I’m rubbish and I would believe her and not the others.
I also wanted to feel safe in my life through other things than just my ability to earn a good salary.
– How Suzanne helped –
You helped me feel confident and to actually listen to objective evaluations of my performance.
I was also able to objectively look at my work and feel good about it regardless of what someone else said.
I gained an emotional distance so that I could act professionally in subsequent HR meetings. I got the works’ council in to support me.
In fact, I was more confident, professional and reasonable in those meetings than my boss! It soon became clear that it was a deep personal conflict and not a case of me doing a bad job.
I still knew that I had to leave but this meant I couldn’t be fired. I was so relieved AND it didn’t feel like the end of the world anymore. This was huge!
In fact, the change in perspective gave me a completely different negotiation standpoint and I got excellent severance pay.
At the same time, I was contacted by a former boss who offered me a great, new job in another organisation. All during Corona! I started in September 2020.
– On Reflection –
The main thing I got from you, Suzanne, is a totally different perspective of looking at things that are happening in my life. I’m not completely down anymore because one person tells me I’m bad. I have a deep sense of my self-worth now and I know I’m good at my work. I listen when people praise me and I take it objectively.
In the past, I had dealt with some childhood issues to do with criticism on a conscious level with a psychotherapist but you helped me deal with and change this issue on a deep, subconscious level.
I would definitely recommend working with you to people who know objectively that they are good at their work but somehow deep down don’t believe it. Those who don’t have two years to sort out a problem and feel better. Who are lost and don’t know what to do. Who want fast results. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain!”
*All names withheld. All of these case studies are based on interviews with my clients. They have been approved by them before publishing as an accurate depiction of their situation before and after working with me.